Shut-down and reboot in "safe" mode. Do this by pressing and holding "F8" key while booting-->choose "safe mode" from menu.
Rerun TrendMicro scan, and any other AV programs installed on the PC.
Press "Start'-->Run-->msconfig-->OK-->choose "start-Up" tab. Look for any strange entries or listings referring to Gold Codec. Delete these entries.
Shut-down and reboot in normal mode by using F8 key again.
If you don't have it, download AVG Free. It seems to be particularily
good at finding these things. I never heard of it--which proves nothing! Good Luck
a friend of mine who has a HP laptop running Windows XP recently discovered that his computer has been infected with Gold Codec spyware. ( He was trying to download a software and this sort of autoinstalled onto his system). Now the IP browser automatically starts up everynow and then and logs on to some objectionable sites.
Is there anyway this spyware can be removed. The Trend Office Scan and SpyBot, both installed on his computer cannot seem to catch it. Upon preliminary enquiries, the software smitfraudfix claims to remove it, but the download page of smitfraudfix itself warns that the download is infected with virus.
I would really be grateful if any help to solve this problem can be offered by this forum.